Holding of any “events”
To all Dressage SA Members
Please note that Dressage SA cannot condone the holding of any “events”, whatever format they are purported to take, until we have received a clear directive from the Minister via the SAEF as to the protocols that will enable Equestrian Sport to recommence. A comprehensive application has been submitted by the SAEF on behalf of all Disciplines and it is hoped that a positive response will be forthcoming. At this stage there has been no feedback but we are assured that consideration is being given as Equestrian falls into the non-contact sport category.
Dressage SA has submitted Covid protocols to be followed once the holding of events is once again sanctioned. In the meantime it is necessary to discourage any “event” format that the National Covid Council dealing with sport and other Covid restrictions and permissions might construe as a contravention of the Covid laws as they currently stand. We certainly would not like there to be repercussions such as a suspension of activities going forward due to the contraventions of those not willing to exercise the necessary patience regarding this situation.
It is not inconceivable that the Ministry might suspend an entire Federation should it emerge that the law has been transgressed. Let us ensure that the members of our Discipline are not contributing factor to such a possibility that will be to the detriment of all Equestrian sport.